Equi’s expands and creates new jobs thanks to Scottish funding

Ice cream maker Equi’s is creating new jobs amid a move to bigger premises and an increased workforce following a £690k funding package from regional development agency Scottish Enterprise.

According to a statement, released by Scottish Enterprise late last week, the family-run firm has outgrown its current home in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. With support from Scottish Enterprise the firm is set to move to nearby premises four times the size of its existing plant, safeguarding nine jobs and creating a further six, and increasing its ice cream output to 3m litres per year.

The funding is a combination of a £200k Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) Grant and £490k from the Scottish Loan Scheme, part of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Growth Scheme.

• Comment below on this story. You can also tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend. Our editorial email is recruiter.editorial@redactive.co.uk


This week’s contracts and deals include: Ascensos, Bullhorn, Ceridian, Cordant People, Resume-Library

Contracts 21 August 2019

Chemical company Croda construction creates jobs in Yorkshire

The construction of a distribution hub in Goole, Yorkshire is set to create hundreds of new jobs.

19 August 2019

Chat Bot helps AA increase candidate and employer brand engagement

The AA is using a scuba-diving, goal-scoring, space-exploring, rock star ‘Bot’ to help the organisation engage with candidates.

14 August 2019

Start-up of the Month: Talent Drive

Martin Smith, who has worked in both in-house and agency roles, has launched procurement and supply chain recruiter Talent Drive.

New to Market 13 August 2019